Monday 17 Feb 2003


Region & Route:
| Eastern: Anglia
| Eastern
| Southern
The rail over road bridge on the A149 Aylsham Road, North Walsham will be closed on 22 February and from 17 - 30 March.  Network Rail is carrying out improvement work on the bridge. There have been a number of incidents where the bridge has been struck by high-sided vehicles despite clear warning signs on the approaches to the rail bridge.  This has caused considerable delays to road users and rail passengers between Worstead and Cromer.  To prevent further incidents bridge protection beams are being installed by Network Rail contractors Jackson Eve at a cost of £40,000. Network Rail is working closely with the local authority, Norfolk County Council.  Letters have been sent to residents and local businesses and statutory notices have been placed in local publications.  During the work a diversionary route has been agreed with the local authority and will be signposted accordingly.  Pedestrian access will be maintained throughout.

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